This article describes the short term group experience carried out in the Monza Prison District. The group was composed by inmates with a diagnosis of mental ill-ness and drug or alchol dependency and with a relatively short sentence (8-12 months). The aim of the short term group was to support the inmates in the transition from prison to the community. The article highlights the aspects that encourage the partecipants to tell their stories and the reflection about themselves, moreover it shows the critical aspects that we found in this experience.
Keywords: Group, prison, inmates, transition from prison, release mindfulness, Photolangage®, drawing, storytelling, metaphor.